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HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR

Today is also the 21st. which in PL is when we celebrate the most important service of the month. Thanksgiving/Day / aka. Day of appreciation. we offer our appreciation and pray to be physically and spiritually renewed.

Be grateful for everything. express gratitude. Be open to new possibilities. Accept everything with appreciation. Small changes can bring about a fresh outlook

Perfect Liberty 2023.21

The Lunar new year is a celebration of “family” of “community” we begin weeks before the actual full moon, we clean our homes, (literally/figuratively) our “minds” “hearts”.. we examine, we reflect on the past year, and humbly express our apperception to God/Universe for all the blessings of the past year/month and sincerely ask to be guided and protected by the grace of Oyashikiri in the coming days/weeks/months.

People take time off, business’s close not for the day but often for a week or more so that family members that need to travel, can make their way home for the holiday/celebrations that will take place in their home towns/villages etc.

It is a joyous time, if you are blessed to have community/family to share the time with, all the better, but it is also a time (in my case) for spiritual renewal, and self acceptance/understanding and appreciation …

Please note… Due to the service this evening at the church, there will be no Sunday service tomorrow. Service tonight will be at 7 pm if you can make it.

Where ever you are, whatever you are doing – may the Universe smile down on you and yours now and always bringing much Happiness ……Joy……Prosperity and ….. Good Health.

Oyashikiri

Monday?

Let a new year begin

Be Big Hearted. In fact what you are concerned about might be something you don’t need to be concerned about. Interact with people without worrying too much.

Perfect Liberty 2023.2

Your smile can create an instant connection

Don’t think “I Can’t” from the start . Begin by taking the first step, then you’ll be able to see what comes next and a path will open.

Perfect Liberty 2021.6

today 19th.

Holiday wishes, magical scenery, toy trains that can be ridden, candy canes and white sparkling snow everywhere. In a virtual world there is no limit to the visual wonders that are presented to us to explore and delight in. The artist has no boundaries.. the weather conditions don’t deter his/her creativity. As a member of the virtual community I and millions of other creative souls get to wander and enjoy all the magic of someone else’s imagination and creative talents. A reminder to one and all…. there is always another human behind the avatar. Be kind, share a smile… especially to new comers who likely are completely baffled by the “world” they are experiencing.

Put your heart into your words. do you tend to speak in just a matter of fact tone? It is important to put your heart into your words.

Perfect Liberty 2022.19

There is something special about a smile that reaches the eyes… When you pass someone and they catch your eye, smile and say…”hi.. have a good day”…. or simply smile, nod and say “good morning/good day” It goes a long way… it can brighten a day.

Raising money for charity.. everyone always joins in…This event was Relay for Life.. there are a lot of cancer survivors who pay back… join us in a good cause. there are many people who at this time of year need an extra bit of cheer. Just because you see a happy exterior does not mean there is not a heart needing a hug … Sometimes the only company someone gets is sharing time with someone else that is “house bound”, alone, without family, or simply… on his/her own, over the festive season.

To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

we have to “Let go” to begin again.

http://www.secondlife.com

Falling snow

This fell in a very short period of time. The forecast is it will continue to fall all day in huge amounts. They are calling it a mammoth storm. Temperatures are around 30 degrees F. and are aging to stay in that range for the day. I am considering my options… Appointment for winter snow tires is next week.

Have a joyful day by being a little more creative. you will enjoy your day more by adding a little creativity to your daily activities.

Perfect Liberty 2022.16

If you are in one of the areas hit by this storm, please stay safe…

Sunday

Baby it is cold outside.

Someone asked me “where do birds go to die”… Last night I was reading that the birds work very hard at surviving our winters… the nights are the worst time.. they have to eat enough to fuel their bodies till they can feed again.. they huddle puffed up in their “safe” place till they can start feeding again as soon as the daylight begins again,

I went around yesterday to various shops looking for “fats” to try my hand at making suet cakes for them, Every little bit helps.. This is a month where so much is happening, celebrations around every corner, people gathering … Please remember that not everyone will live the same experiences, or have the same opportunities. Reach out if you can.. remember to smile… and share a positive or happy vibe whenever you can.

You can be with God by having a prayerful mind. Let’s pray for world Peace. We are all one big family. Let’s start by praying for the happiness of those around us.

Perfect Liberty 2022.11

Photo was taken by BeeJu

There was a dream like ambience at Caledon yesterday (Second Life) Organizers are and were preparing for a concert. Money is being raised in a number of places for Diabetes, Cancer and other very worthwhile foundations in SL (Second Life). If you are part of the virtual platform(s) please give if you can.

hahaHO

Yup… we’ve had snow.. it is not staying around, “don’t kid yourself” said the wee voice… you’ve already had your first bad freezing rain drive down the icy snow covered dirt road. So… now what… Big Smile, we can build a snowman, start thinking of a rink, and yes, maybe even give some thought on how to decorate and cheer up the room(s) for the December holidays.

If you are a dog owner/walker you get to see the snow by moonlight, when the dogs need their evening “let out”… I’ve noticed how the snow has a silver almost transparent shine as it gently and silently floats and dances down from the above. There is a light that goes on over the back door when the dogs bounce out into the night, it shines over the deck… it is really very pretty.. and sooooo quiet.

At 5:30 a.m. when I start my day, I get to enjoy the early morning quiet before the activity starts up .. today being Saturday the roads I need to take to get to the conservation area will be less busy. I’m excited, I can leave earlier and spent time with the crows while they have their breakfast. It is a pleasure I allow myself…. they are so grateful. They arrive in such numbers… but still I am starting to be able to tell some of them apart, the “leaders” the noisy ones, then there are the more reserved, even have a clown or two.. their personalities are such fun to observe… especially now that they are getting used to me again. Even have a silly seagull who thinks he is part of the “morning crowd” he sticks out like a sore thumb… give credit to the crows.. they let him/her join in.

Make today a memorable day. Let’s try to put our whole heart into whatever we say or do, as our unique signature.

Perfect Liberty 2022.26

In PL.. precept # 19 Begin once you perceive. When a thought/feeling comes to mind and we feel we should act… PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a turning Point.

Trust your instincts… trust yourself… PL # 11 Always be with God… when we put our heart into everything we do… we grow, problems become opportunities… remember every day is a new beginning.

Treasure each moment in time. Life is a continuation of now. live your life as fully as possible without regrets.

milder today, still need those winter boots and coats .ENJOY!

Black Friday?

I have been rereading Ishmael -an adventure of the mind and spirit by Daniel Quinn. Reading something that you previously came across YearS ago… makes for interesting observations. The book came out in 1992. Once I started to peruse the book, I remembered how I had reacted to it the first time I came across it. I grew up on Alan Watts, The prophet Kahlil Gibran, and as many books I could find on the Tao. Having a gorilla for a mentor is something new to contemplate now that I am in my “senior” years.

Black Friday is no longer something that happens on one day after a holiday, we have been bombarded with Black Friday sales now for days, weeks even. There is a huge focus on commercialism, spend, spend, buy, buy.

The other book that is on my reading list at the moment is Sophie’s World. This is a novel about the history of philosophy by Jostein Gaarder It was translated and copywritten in 1994 by Paulette Moller, hmmm you say, kinda interesting reading at this tender age… yes… it has given me some food for though BECAUSE I am past my formative years, I have lived many lifetimes now… and I realized as I was reading the pages of these books that my thought process and how I “see” life is pretty much etched into my daily living.

The picture on the right is how I digest, reflect and regroup my thoughts when I am processing my days/nights. The picture on the left with the gorilla is “another time/place” when I was more “open” to the energy and thought process of others/and circumstances.

I can really relate to the ambiance and storyline of Sophie’s world because the writer has her finding her own “secret den” where she can go and process her thoughts. In both books, the characters are looking for answers, they are filled with wonder and are like sponges taking in information and trying to make sense of the world as it is seen by them…

In Canada we had our Thanksgiving in October, yesterday was thanksgiving in the United States, in PL we celebrate and have special service each month on the 21st. It is a time to remember, and express our gratitude for the blessings in our lives, and each 11th of the month we have a service to honour and pay tribute to our ancestors. Because our lives are so closely tied with our neighbours in the States, we spend a lot of time hearing about and seeing what Thanksgiving is in both Canada and the United States.

What dominated the airwaves these past weeks/months has been sports, shopping, politics, and more shopping and sports. AND lets not forget all the hallmark movies and storylines about that special love that is more storybook than anything else that happens from now till after Christmas.

How real do most of us deal with life on a day to day basis.???

Today’s calendar.. ( which I find interesting for Black Friday reading )

Use money and things usefully and enthusiastically. Money and things are materials for self expression. Use them joyfully with appreciation

Perfect Liberty 2022.25

If you have thoughts on this post, please share them with me. Am I too vague? Am I seeing incongruity were there is none.?

where was I

What happened? Where did I go what did I do? for some reason I did things yesterday that today, I realize I filed/posted in the wrong places. I looked normal enough, I felt like I was firing on all cylinders, but…. then this morning my phone was acting up, I couldn’t see the screen, it was black, like it has done before when I forgot to charge it… and the wake up was sudden when a friend sent a text.. and I heard the sound… and my sleep fogged brain realized that it had to be later in the morning, cuz the phone would not have beeped. and and and and…. it isn’t even 7 yet and I’m late. OK… deep breath…

Be cheerful and friendly with those around you. Other people can sense how you are feeling … So, be cheerful

Perfect Liberty 2022.24

Remember the wabbit in Alice in Wonderland (yes wabbit, I do know it is usually spelled rabbit…) sigh.. I want to run like a “Tiny/Dinky” and River Dance.. (animated dancing done by little personalities in SL Second Life)

What is the prognosis, will I recover….

Oyashikiri

Second Life is a virtual platform http://www.secondife.com

Turkey Vulture

Dirk Haukenfrers -2020

It is not fun to be stuck in One Place. Instead of being captured by what’s in front of you, strive to broaden your horizons.

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Yesterday coming out of the Mer Bleue along the road that brings me out to the highway from the conservation area… the wild turkeys were doing their usual foraging enjoying the early morning quiet when a car came barreling down the road. This is a no exit road, it ends at the bog. The turkeys were making their way across the road, had to be over a dozen of them… I was slowed to a stop on my side of the road, when I saw the car. I waved to caution the driver.. but she didn’t stop, she did slow somewhat, but not really, the turkeys fortunately cleared a path for her. I guess they have had experience with uncaring humans.

I had to ask myself, what or why would someone be coming into a conservation area where people come to enjoy the quiet and solitude, to share with the animals in the beauty and bounty of nature – and have such a disregard for the critters that call this home. Of course, I had just left the parking area a few minutes past, and knew that there was a group gathering there of “seniors” who were going to be touring the bog. Several cars had already arrived for the 9 o’clock meeting time, and stragglers had been arriving the last 10, 15 minutes before I left. My guess is the rude driver was late .. and was bent on getting to the parking lot before the others took off. Not impressed.

No, the turkeys were wild turkeys and not the turkey vulture you see above.. Dirk took that picture a few years back and had graciously given me permission to use it. Isn’t he /she a beauty. When I went looking for a picture of the actual wild turkey, I spied this one and had to share.. I don’t understand myself how I’ve come to be so fascinated by the turkey type birds… but… there you have it… they aren’t even cuddly. Life is what it is… we don’t pick who or what we fall in love with.

There is that word.. L O V E …. let’s spread it around today… sprinkle it in all our actions..

Oyashikiri

When love becomes a habit and part of our every thought and action… life becomes a JOY that enriches all our moments.

Friday

When life sends you a message you can’t ignore

Express yourself clearly so others can understand you. When you can’t communicate clearly, it can lead to problems. Always express yourself carefully to avoid any misunderstandings

Perfect Liberty 2022.9

Stop hesitating … It is more natural for you to be direct and say what is on your mind. Holding back or hesitating is unnecessary.

Perfect Liberty 2017.27

When I think that life couldn’t get any more “complex” or “disturbing” the Universe sends me a “ray of sunshine”.. a text from a friend, a raven will fly across my path and call out to me… sometimes I think it is telling me to “smarten up”… to listen with an open heart… or a “critter” will wander out of the forest and waddle past me showing great unconcern of my presence…

What is time when we have forever…

simply said… I believe – I truly do

9.9. =18=9

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